Currently my favorite ornament.
I hope you enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving with family and friends. Our day was pretty great. We started the say with doughnuts and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, we lazed about in the afternoon watching movies, and I spent some time in the kitchen getting the food ready. Can I just say that peeling potatoes is not my favorite. Anyway, the food was delicious, and we all had a great time laughing and telling stories from years past. The girls got to wear their new xmas pajamas, and we watched Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving, and are now watching Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The day was filled with tradition and love, and I have so very much to be thankful for!
p.s. I have finally started an Instagram account. I can be found @modernmommyblog.
Hooray for inexpensive storage solutions! I found these vintage metal shelves at my grandparents house, gave them a couple coats of sunny yellow paint, and put them in Maggie’s room for some much needed storage.
I have spent the morning cleaning and decorating for fall. October is a favorite month for me, as we celebrate Amelia’s birthday, and my wedding anniversary. We have a bunch of fun things planned for the coming weeks; a visit to a pumpkin patch, fall festivals, a birthday party, and Halloween, of course.
one-Amelia’s open house at her school was this week. Beau and I had a good laugh at the family portrait she made, as it seems she gave him a “hitler” mustache.
two-I found four of these old school lunch trays at a thrift shop recently, and Maggie has been making me different lunches all afternoon.
three-A friend of mine just returned from a nearly month long trip to Europe. She found this forty year old french copy of Disney’s Snow White in Paris, thought of me, and bought it as a gift for me. I have been swooning over the illustrations and beautiful french words.
Hello, all. I am so looking forward to the long weekend. I have got an exciting DIY planned, as I will be painting these gorgeous vintage Jenny Lind beds for my girls. I have been looking for these beds for many months now, and was elated to find not one, but TWO of them on Craig’s List for a song. I plan to paint them to look like this one, and this one from Land of Nod.
one-a silly Amelia.
two-our sweet Italian Greyhound, Allybird.
three- enjoying all the summer produce, especially cherries.
four-vintage Jenny Lind twins ready to be painted.
vintage globe I found for Amelia’s room recently. Only $5 at a church thrift!
Hello! Now that summer break is officially over, I hope to get back to regular blogging again. Amelia is having a GREAT first week at school, and I am so happy (and relieved). My little Maggie starts half day preschool after Labor Day, and I kinda want to cry my eyes out and jump for joy at the same time! I imagine most parents feel that way.
Amelia has passed the preschool torch to Maggie, and I will begin posting Preschool Style posts again, starring our favorite three year old.
We have a trip planned for the weekend after Labor Day to visit Disney World. Our plan is to go to the Animal Kingdom one day, and the Magic Kingdom the next. I am really looking forward to this trip. We haven’t been to Orlando since early June!
I wanted to share a few links with you. We bought Amelia’s backpack and lunch box from Pottery Barn this year. I really love the print, and their bento lunch system has been perfect for Amelia’s lunches.
I hope everyone is having a smooth transition in to the new school year. I would love to see your back-to-school photos. Please share them on my Facebook page.
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts. Here are some of my recent finds.
one- a vintage pin-up statue, found at a yard sale.
two- a vintage brooch in my favorite color, found at the flea market.
three- a vintage yellow cart, found at the flea market.
Amelia has graduated preschool, and will start kindergarten in the fall. We are really excited about the charter school she got in to. It is a small public school, run more like a private school, with a focus on math & science. Amelia is embarking on a new journey with the start of elementary school, and recently asked if her room could get a makeover. Amelia asked for a grown-up room, and I agreed is was time to mix things up.
I ordered this print from JordanGraceOwens on Etsy. It arrived today, and it is gorgeous! Amelia’s room is a nice mix of modern & vintage, and this piece will complement her room.
A friend of mine is giving me a very handsome mid-century desk, very similar to this one, and it will be a great place for Amelia to read, draw, or work on homework.
I am hunting for new window treatments, which has proven difficult. Amelia has pink walls, and I am looking for a print, but it needs to be subtle.
We’ve pulled up the carpet in all of our bedrooms, because we have beautiful terrazzo floors underneath. They still need to be polished, but we love the way they look!
I also recently found Amelia some new sheets with a fun honeycomb print in pinks, peaches & gray at Target.
I hope to make a few trips to the local flea markets soon. Amelia is a collector, just like her mama, and enjoys the unique pieces we find while thrifting or at a flea market.
Do you reorganize or redecorate your kiddos room in the summer?